Falcons to Hit Ghana Wednesday for AWCON Title Defence

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will on Wednesday fly into the Ghanaian capital, Accra en route Cape Coast ahead of the commencement of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Falcons, who are the defending champions, have now spent six days at the world-renowned football facility, Sol Beni Sports Centre in Abidjan, following a three-week preparatory programme at the Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe, Lagos State.

The eight-time African champions head Group B of the continental showpiece and will contend with the Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Chipolopolo Queens of Zambia and an Equatorial Guinea team restored into the tournament only few days following a CAF Appeal panel ruling.

Only Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea have been successful at the 20-year old continental fiesta, with the latter emerging winners on the only two previous occasions that Nigeria failed to lift the trophy.

Head coach Thomas Dennerby last week named 21 players for the title defence, including reigning African Women Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala.

Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra.

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